Monday, April 7, 2008

Fabric inspiration

As a fabric lover, I am always looking for new innovative looking fabrics. For the home or a handmade garment, it doesn't matter...I'm ALWAYS looking.

I was actually on the hunt for fabric to make a new duvet cover for my bed when I thought maybe I should share some sites for you to get inspiration from. Whether you are just pulling the colors from these sites or you are going all out and buying fabric to use on different elements of your day, you just can't go wrong.

Amy Butler Design: I can't lie, she is my idol. Bright bold colors and unique patterns make everything about her collections noteworthy. The color combinations are stunning. Can't you just see napkins and tablecloths at an outdoor garden wedding made from some of these fabrics?Joel Dewberry: Even though these are printed fabrics, there is something so tactile about them. The use of classic designs, like damask, paired with a soft bird & floral pattern is gorgeous beyond words. The unusual color combinations is sure to spark those of you stuck in a color rut. The use of the butter yellow, khaki and a punch of orange is genious.Lilly Pulitzer: While the actual fabric is hard to come by in quantities, there is still tons of inspiration here. Having worked for Lilly some time ago, they hold a special place in my heart. But beware! These whimsical prints are not for everybody. Monkeys, turtles, giraffes and bees are staples for Lilly fabrics. Bright and bold colors are the epitome of Palm Beach. And a fun little fact, the word "Lilly" appears in every single print...its like the where's Waldo of the design world! A Lilly lover could go crazy dressing their bridesmaids in Lilly dresses and even gussying up the guys in Lilly ties!

What are your favorite fabric sites for inspiration? We'd love to hear what you've got to say!

1 comment:

Erin said...

I love all my Lilly dresses! She's just fantastic. However, the bright bold Palm Springs look doesn't mesh with my wedding inspirations. I think I might find something really neat at Amy Butler's site. Thanks for the recommendation!